Since the pandemic has forced almost everyone to change their schedules, instead of cancelling their event completely, the 10th Annual Sacred Springs Powwow is presenting their online event from September through November 21. Guests can find just about everything a normal flea market has, including vendors, educational articles, a dance competition, raffle prizes, and more.
Organized by the nonprofit Indigenous Cultures Institute, the Sacred Springs Powwow’s physical event typically boasts an attendance of more than 6,000 guests. The Indigenous Cultures Institute organizes educational programs on the identity and ancestral legacy of Native Americans who have millions of descendants — currently labeled Mexican American, Latino, or Hispanic.
This year’s virtual Powwow will feature performances by hundreds of dancers, traditional drums and singers along with featured native vendors selling arts and crafts, services, apparel, herbs, and so much more. Everything is posted on the virtual event’s website at www.sspowwow.com between now and their grand finale taking place on November 21.
The dance competition is open to contestants worldwide. Anyone can submit to the dance contest, and video submissions will be posted on the website as they are received.
The Sacred Springs Powwow is free for all attendees. Donations will be accepted on behalf of the Indigenous Cultures Institute, but are not required. Whether you’re afraid to go out during COVID-19, or love to have fun at in-person flea markets, this virtual event is perfect for anybody.
10th Annual Sacred Springs Powwow
September – November 21